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Recruitment at The Mary Rose

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Visitor Operations Manager

Visitor Operations Manager 

Permanent Full Time

Salary £27,000 PA

You will lead and manage the operation and visitor experience at the Mary Rose Museum and, in partnership with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard visitor centre ensuring we are delighting and inspiring our visitors.

Lead and empower the team of Team Leaders to manage the wider team by being positive role models, helping those around them adapt to continuously developing visitor expectations and innovative ways of working, ensuring all KPIs are achieved.

Continuously improving operations by looking for new opportunities, driving efficiencies and directing resource and actions to address and improve areas of concern.

When you are the Duty Manager you will be responsible for all operations and be the key holder —commercial and visitor experience and ensure we deliver sales daily targets

To apply please send a CV and covering letter to

Closing date: 8th May

Interviews: week commencing 18th May

The Weston Heritage Internship Programme

We are delighted to announce The Weston Heritage Internship Programme at the Mary Rose Trust.

This programme will give those studying in relevant disciplines the opportunity to experience working in the heritage sector as part of a paid internship. The programme will initially run for three years from 2022, creating 12-week placements for four candidates each summer.

Throughout the programme we will be establishing internships in a variety of disciplines related to understanding and caring for our collection and associated archive. This year we will be offering the following positions:

Curatorial Intern – visitor evaluation of different styles of interpretation available in our museum, alongside research into our collection and exploring new ways to exhibit our collection and story.

Conservation Intern – recording and analysing data from the Mary Rose hull, such as movement taken from tell-tale markers and automated readings from installed systems.

 Collections Intern – cataloguing and researching material held in our collection, alongside working with new material acquired during the year of the 40th anniversary of the raising of the Mary Rose.

 Heritage Science Intern – using analytical techniques to understand the properties of materials in our collection to aid conservation, with a focus on imaging and synchrotron techniques.

The application process:
  • Complete a CV (max 2 pages) and a cover letter (max 1 page) detailing why you would like to complete an internship at the Mary Rose and why you are suitable for the position
  • Send to the Deputy Chief Executive, Eleanor Schofield at
  • Deadline for applications is 13th May 2022
  • Interviews will be held on the 23rd / 24th May either online or in person, depending on circumstances
  • Successful candidates will be notified by the 26th May 2022
Terms & Conditions:
  • This scheme is only open to registered students who are currently studying towards an undergraduate or masters level (or equivalent) qualification
  • Salary is £18,278 (pro rata)
  • The position is 37 hours per week from Monday to Friday; occasional weekend work possible, but not mandatory
  • Annual leave is accrued at rate of 22 days per annum (pro rata)
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • The position will be for 12 weeks, from 27th June to 17th September (some flexibility in this if required)


This programme was made possible by generous support from The Garfield Weston Foundation.


Join our award-winning team of volunteers

‘Being a volunteer is a privilege to be able to share knowledge of the Mary Rose to a large variety of visitors from all over the World.  It is interesting, fun and tremendously satisfying to be part of the team.’

Museum volunteer

We're looking for volunteers to help join our Front of House museum team as they welcome visitors to the Mary Rose museum.

Working within the galleries, you will engage and support a diverse range of visitors, sharing facts about the ship and its collection and helping to bring the museum experience to life.  You will also have the opportunity to volunteer alongside our Events Team and support our Learning Centre Team.

Volunteering is a great opportunity to meet new people of all ages, so whether you are a student or retired, everyone is welcome! 

As part of our training scheme you will undergo an initial induction, shadow an existing volunteer, and full support and ongoing training will also be provided.

Mary Rose Information Group Speaker

Part time/On demand

We want to share the history of the Mary Rose with as many people as possible, but not everyone can make it to Portsmouth. The Mary Rose Information Group is a group of volunteer speakers who give talks on the Mary Rose to U3A, Probus Clubs, historical societies and other interested groups.

Our aim is to have speakers all around the country so we can share the history of the ship and her crew with as many communities as possible. We are always on the lookout for new speakers so why not join them?

Talks can be requested for any day of the week and at various times, but you will have the opportunity to decide whether or not you can fit it into your schedule.  

We will provide you with a standard PowerPoint presentation to help you get started, which you would be welcome to add to with your own research as you learn more.

Depending on bookings, you may only do 1 or 2 talks a month. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Family Activity Volunteer

As a member of our enthusiastic team of Mary Rose volunteers, you will support our visitor experience by delivering family activities and workshops based in our Learning Centre one weekend per month and during school holidays

While no previous knowledge or experience is necessary, we hope you will have an interest in working with children and young people, are creative, and have an enthusiasm for engaging with others.  You will have the confidence and ability to talk to family groups and to supervise fun, hands-on activities.   There may be an opportunity to plan and develop family activities and workshops in the future.

We give a full museum, health and safety and security induction to new volunteers

Each year we organise an extensive training program which volunteers take part in to refresh their knowledge which will include Equality, Diversity and Inclusion training

We ask for a minimum of one day a week during school holidays (between 11:00 – 4pm) and one day, one weekend a month

To apply for the role, please contact us via and we will arrange a date for you to come in for an interview for the role.  Once an interview is completed, we will then require two references for you before you can start.

Interested in volunteering?

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with us, are aged over the age of 16 and available from 09:45am-17:30 for at least one day each week we would like to hear from you. 

Fill out this form, and let us know you are interested. Our volunteer coordinator will be in touch within a few days.